After another season of North Fork gridlock, the North Fork Traffic Task Force met recently to begin brainstorming solutions for 2019.
A recent meeting, according to Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, brought a broad range of officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Suffolk County Transit Bus, state Department of Transportation, the Long Island Farm Bureau, Harbes Farm, Southold Town and police departments from both towns together to discuss traffic and other safety concerns. READ
A notoriously bad intersection could see some improvement under a plan being discussed by Riverhead Town officials, the owner of the former Village Crossroads property and the state. READ
Traffic jams at the exit to the Route 58 development home to Costco, Marshalls and HomeGoods have led Riverhead Town Planning officials to seek ways to alleviate the problem. (more…)
I’m writing regarding the problem of extreme traffic congestion on both our roads during the fall (pumpkin) season. On one hand, it’s great to see one of our local merchants (in this case Harbes) doing so well, and it’s also nice to see that so many non-local folks want to share in some of the charms of what we experience here on the North Fork.
The latest effort to improve transportation on the East End by easing traffic congestion took a small step forward Tuesday. READ
Main Road is closed in both directions near Herricks Lane as PSEG workers repair damage to a utility police caused by a car crash early Thursday, Riverhead Town police. READ
Due to an around-the-clock renovation project on the Route 25 bridge over the Long Island Expressway, only one lane in each direction is now open, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Construction on the bridge will last until next spring. READ
A birds’ eye view of downtown Riverhead earlier this week. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)
Twenty one years ago, the News-Review reported that there would “definitely be a 751-space, two-story parking structure” created in downtown Riverhead to address a burgeoning traffic problem.
While that traffic problem remains — and in fact, more residents than ever are living downtown, with more residential units in the works — the parking garage remains a dream.
But that didn’t stop a consulting firm from examining the idea at Town Hall recently after giving downtown traffic a grade of “F.”
That proposal, as well as others, were all part of a wider look into developing downtown Riverhead as it continues to grow — from a traffic perspective, a housing perspective and an overall marketing perspective. (more…)